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26th Apr '16 9:21:44 PM Josef5678
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* MaleGaze: This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere it's own trope]]. On the plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common.

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* MaleGaze: This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere it's its own trope]]. On the plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common.
26th Apr '16 8:46:10 PM misandoc
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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)

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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this This trope just doesn't want to die and is still found in every medium, despite being lampshaded since the seventies when [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that light]], even spawning [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On own trope]]. On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)common.
24th Apr '16 11:10:02 AM ferg
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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]], and nobody else is denying its existence. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)

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* MaleGaze: Feminists have criticized this trope since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze#The_.22male_gaze.22_in_feminist_theory Laura Mulvey brought it to light in 1975]], and nobody else is denying its existence.1975]]. It's been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] enough that [[MyEyesAreUpHere a trope in itself]] came out of it. Regardless, it's one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook, having been an important part of human culture [[OlderThanDirt since paleolithic times]]. So it's as prevalent as it's always been, and is found in every medium. (On the mild plus side, FemaleGaze is also becoming more common, so at least it somewhat balances out.)
2nd Apr '16 3:53:00 AM Ramidel
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* HaremGenre: This genre is in a particularly sweet spot for this. It's seen as an easy genre to be successful in: It's extremely [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]], can be [[RecycledInSpace applied to any other theme you want]], and can be stuffed to the gills with gratuitous {{fanservice}} to keep the audience coming. Yet because of these traits, it's also a ripe target for parody, deconstruction, and it's also been [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] on a number of occasions, where the tropes and trappings of the genre are used to tell another kind of story entirely.
25th Mar '16 2:45:03 PM Josef5678
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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Due to audiences not generally finding the fact that a wrestler is a foreigner to be enough of a reason to view them as a villain, most audiences find this type of character very difficult to take seriously when played completely straight. Modern depictions of this character type will either be a parody, or at least be a villain that happens to be foreign, as opposed to a villain ''because'' they're foreign and just hate America. Another reason for this trope's decline is becaus, for the most part, the modern wrestling world tends to focus on what a wrestler can do, with things like where they come from and what they look like as only a footnote. {{Wrestling/WWE}} is about the only major company in the world that still plays this trope completely straight, even in the 2010's, and even their use of it comes with a dose of GrandfatherClause.
25th Mar '16 2:03:50 AM Gravityman
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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Due to audiences not generally finding the fact that a wrestler is a foreigner to be enough of a reason to view them as a villain, most audiences find this type of character very difficult to take seriously when played completely straight. Modern depictions of this character type will either be a parody, or at least be a villain that happens to be foreign, as opposed to a villain ''because'' they're foreign and just hate America. Another reason for this trope's decline is becaus, for the most part, the modern wrestling world tends to focus on what a wrestler can do, with things like where they come from and what they look like as only a footnote. {{Wrestling/WWE}} is about the only major company in the world that still plays this trope completely straight, even in the 2010's, and even their use of it comes with a dose of GrandfatherClause.
24th Mar '16 7:08:41 PM MsChibi
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* TwoDecadesBehind: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Due to the age of most creators]], and the fact that they might not stay on top of current trends or news.
17th Mar '16 6:52:57 AM wrm5
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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Plenty of parodies of this exist, but it will most likely continue to get straight use in mainstream media for years to come.

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Plenty of parodies of this exist, but it as long as digital piracy is still around (and it's not showing signs of going away anytime soon) there will most likely continue to get straight use in always be mainstream media for years to come.attacking it.
4th Mar '16 12:46:08 PM MsChibi
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* ConsummationCounterfeit: A lot of people still carry [[DiscreditedTrope certain misconceptions]] that the hymen ''always'' breaks the first time a woman has sex, and that her first time is always a bloody event. And there ''are'' still places and cultures in the world where because of tradition, a new bride's family members or husband might look for the alleged "proof" that she was a virgin, which may require a bit of trickery on her part whether she's a virgin or not. And it certainly makes sense to use the trope in a period piece.


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* PayPhone: Although many are disappearing from public places or being decommissioned due to the prevalence of cell phones, the trope is still played straight in a lot of works.
18th Feb '16 11:44:17 AM Josef5678
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* AsYouKnow: {{Homer}} used it in the ''Iliad''. Creator/{{Aristophanes}} broke the fourth wall to mock his own use of this trope. More than two millennia later, characters still lecture each other about things the others know.

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* AsYouKnow: {{Homer}} Creator/{{Homer}} used it in the ''Iliad''. Creator/{{Aristophanes}} broke the fourth wall to mock his own use of this trope. More than two millennia later, characters still lecture each other about things the others know.



* DamselInDistress: Has been parodied plenty, but being TheArtifact for a lot of long running series (The Franchise/SuperMarioBros series itself mocks it every time it is used, though Princess Zelda's capturing is more straightlaced), and how it functions well enough for its cheapness, keeps it alive. Plus, depending on how violent or harrowing the action is, it can be a good way to set up {{Fanservice}}.
* DeathByChildbirth: Even though puerperal fever is rare in developed countries, the HandWave that "Hey, it can still happen!" makes it a great FreudianExcuse. And pueperal fever is not the only thing that can go wrong in childbirth by a long shot. And there are still period pieces [[JustifiedTrope where it shouldn't be rare at all]]. (Recently parodied in ''Film/TheDictator'', where Aladeen's mother is said to have "died in childbirth", but that's only because she was immediately smothered with a pillow so that her son could be raised by the state.)

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* DamselInDistress: Has been parodied plenty, but being TheArtifact for a lot of long running series (The Franchise/SuperMarioBros ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series itself mocks it every time it is used, though Princess Zelda's capturing is more straightlaced), and how it functions well enough for its cheapness, keeps it alive. Plus, depending on how violent or harrowing the action is, it can be a good way to set up {{Fanservice}}.
* DeathByChildbirth: Even though puerperal fever is rare in developed countries, the HandWave that "Hey, it can still happen!" makes it a great FreudianExcuse. And pueperal fever is not the only thing that can go wrong in childbirth by a long shot. And there are still period pieces [[JustifiedTrope where it shouldn't be rare at all]]. (Recently parodied (Parodied, for example, in ''Film/TheDictator'', where Aladeen's mother is said to have "died in childbirth", but that's only because she was immediately smothered with a pillow so that her son could be raised by the state.)



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has this happening to husband by their wife. There has been backlash to this DoubleStandard, the father getting abused or pushed around is okay, but the mother getting treated like that would create accusations of misogynistic undertones, but still not enough to stop using the trope altogether.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has this is happening to husband husbands by their wife. There has been backlash to this DoubleStandard, the father getting abused or pushed around is okay, but the mother getting treated like that would create accusations of misogynistic undertones, but still not enough to stop using the trope altogether.



* EvilLaugh: Indispensible? Hardly.[[note]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Well, for most villains anyway.]][[/note]] [[EvilIsHammy Too much fun to give up]]? [[NarmCharm By]] ''[[EvilIsCool far]]''. ([[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog It's about standards.]])

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* EvilLaugh: Indispensible? Hardly.[[note]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Well, for most villains anyway.]][[/note]] [[EvilIsHammy Too much fun to give up]]? [[NarmCharm By]] ''[[EvilIsCool far]]''. ([[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog It's about standards.]])



* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: PurpleProse never dies, and both ''{{Peanuts}}'' and a yearly contest will keep it alive forever.

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* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: PurpleProse never dies, and both ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' and a yearly contest will keep it alive forever.



* RealIsBrown: Still used quite a bit during the 7th Generation (Xbox 360 + PS3), but good games are subverting it more and more due to the rise of real time Global Illumination, among other technologies. The 8th Generation is only seeing its use decrease further with the extra computational power present.

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* RealIsBrown: Still used quite a bit during the 7th Generation (Xbox 360 (UsefulNotes/Xbox360 + PS3), UsefulNotes/PlayStation3), but good games are subverting it more and more due to the rise of real time Global Illumination, among other technologies. The 8th Generation is only seeing its use decrease further with the extra computational power present.



* AWinnerIsYou: Most endings of classic games from NES/SNES era were extremely simplistic. as time went by, the endings became more developed and even games with {{Excuse Plot}}s started having elaborate endings, but even in the modern generations, there are still UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} games that have endings in the same vein as 8-bit games, even blockbuster games sometimes have it, some games with MultipleEndings have this as EasyModeMockery.

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* AWinnerIsYou: Most endings of classic games from NES/SNES UsefulNotes/{{NES}}[=/=]UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} era were extremely simplistic. as time went by, the endings became more developed and even games with {{Excuse Plot}}s started having elaborate endings, but even in the modern generations, there are still UsefulNotes/{{Shovelware}} games that have endings in the same vein as 8-bit games, even blockbuster games sometimes have it, some games with MultipleEndings have this as EasyModeMockery.
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